Fly Lines

A VOSI makes a fly dance around, driving trout crazy.

VOSI Answer Man

Tips for using the fly-rodders’ popping cork
August 09, 2013 at 9:00am
No boat, no problem. In late summer, line-ripping pelagics like Spanish mackerel can be caught from kayaks, in the surf or from piers. The author took this mackerel from the Caminada Pass bridge.

Fast and furious

Nearshore options for summer pelagics
July 11, 2013 at 9:00am
My dad with one of his many “friends” from Lake Henderson. A lifelong conservationist, he kept only enough to eat that week, and released the rest.

An outdoors legacy

A Father’s Day tribute to Pop
June 07, 2013 at 9:00am
Oxbow bluegills are not as large as their swamp counterparts, but you can load a box with ones this size.

Oxbow blues

Get down with Old River Gobbules
May 08, 2013 at 9:00am
The Starling is a subtle fly that provides a hint of flash without spooking fish.

A starling is born

Make reds angry — give ’em the bird
April 11, 2013 at 9:00am
Ponds are a great place to use ultralight tackle. A bluegill like this on a 2-weight rod feels like a large bass!

Life of Pond

Match the hatch on small waters
March 11, 2013 at 9:00am
Tie on the proper fly this month, and you can load up on succulent sac-a-lait.

Sweet-tooth sac-a-lait

Nothing says love like crappie candies
February 08, 2013 at 9:00am
Competitors gather prior to the start of casting games at last year’s Caddo Conclave in Caddo State Park.

Conclave as a verb

Season of festivities start with New Year
January 07, 2013 at 9:00am
Joel Stewart with a mangar caught from one of Saddam’s Lakes. Stewart has written about his experiences in a book available at a couple of Southeast Louisiana book stores and online.

A fly rod in his bag

Sailor’s story a great Christmas gift
December 10, 2012 at 9:00am
Sheepshead will eat almost any fly resembling vegetation, small crustaceans, barnacles or small fishes.

Bringing in the sheep

The Cajun permit beckons adept anglers
November 12, 2012 at 9:00am
With cool weather comes great fly fishing for speckled trout throughout the marsh.

Trout without a doubt

Cool weather brings speck-tacular fly fishing
October 08, 2012 at 9:00am
The right fly can make for some exciting fishing in September.

Making the Dog Rabid

Metairie tier’s new fly taps primal behavior
September 01, 2012 at 7:00am
Here in the redfish capital of the world, fly anglers can find bulls in skinny water year-round.

Bring on the Bulls!

Redzilla invasion of marshes has begun
August 06, 2012 at 10:00am
Tying your own flies requires a few basic tools and practice.

The art of the sport

Tying flies is soup for the angler’s soul
July 09, 2012 at 7:00am